Bear Review is an online journal of poetry, short fiction and essays. We only accept unpublished work and we acquire first rights. Simultaneous submissions are welcome but please let us know if the work is accepted elsewhere.

We accept submissions on a rolling basis through our submissions manager. Please see that for genre specific guidelines. Our general guidelines are as follows

  •  attach submissions as a single word.doc
  •   Include a brief note &/or bio (200 words maximum) with your submission.
  •   Please send no more than 3-5 poems, 1-2 pieces of short fiction,or  1 essay per submission.
  •   We will do our best to respond in a timely manner (2-4 months).

Thank you for trusting us with your work. We look forward to reading it soon.